Clipping Mask is applied against all paths/objects within a layer. Opacity Masks are gray-scale Maps applied against individual paths/objects only. The only exception is that an Opacity Mask may be applied against a set of objects if they are grouped.
Creating An Opacity Mask
1. Create a shape or type. 2. Select the object and activate the Transparency (Opacity) panel. 3. In the Transparency panel click on Make Mask button and choose Unclip. 4. Activate the mask, draw inside the mask or paste into it any image or object. 5. Apply as many effects as you prefer to the mask. 6. Select the object to get out of the Opacity Mask option.
Opacity Mask with Type and Effects.
Variation: Use blending modes, Opacity levels. Explore the image below the mask to reveal texture.
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